ISN Community Film Event

This year, the ISN Community Film Event will run in collaboration with the 2021 WKD Campaign “Living Well with Kidney Disease”. The online voting for the best film is now open (see end of page). The most voted film of the day will receive special recognition, the “WKD 2021 Best Film”.  Online voting will then continue through March and April with a grand finale at Virtual WCN’21, where winners of the “WKD 2021 Best Film” and “2021 ISN Film Community Best Film” will be announced.

Storytelling is a powerful way to inform, educate, and can be a force for change!

At its third edition, the ISN Community Film Event is a unique opportunity to raise awareness and improve others’ understanding of the reality of living with kidney disease.

This year’s edition runs in collaboration with the 2021 WKD Campaign “Living Well with Kidney Disease” and more than 30 films from 20 countries have been received, proving the importance of this forum to share experiences and personal stories with a global audience. 

Seven films, one winner, you decide!

We congratulate all the filmmakers for their high-quality submissions and thanks them for sharing their stories ,every film entered is available on the 2021 World Kidney Map

The Film Event Jury selected seven finalists to compete for the “2021 ISN Film Community Best Film” and the “WKD 2021 Best Film”. We hope you enjoy their choices. 

The seven 2021 finalists are:

The Mountain in His Blood 
Submitted by: J. Cledes (Fondation AUB SANTE, Nephrology – Dialysis, Saint-Gregoire, France), F. Hure (Fondation AUB Santé, Nephrology-Dialysis, Rennes, France)
A Struggle for a Normal Life
Submitted by: C. Vieira ( Hospital Ernesto Dornelles, Nephrology, Porto Alegre, Brazil), J.D. Pereira1, M.A. Sivino  and C. Schlee (Hospital Ernesto Dornelles, Hospital Ernesto Dornelles, Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Life Beyond the Transplant
Submitted by: R. Pecoits Filho (Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, DOOPS Program, Ann Arbor, United States), R. Pine (Santa Casa de Curitiba Hospital, Nefrology, Curitiba, Brazil)
Aham Kushalini
Submitted by: S. Thukral and D.S. Ray (RTIICS, Nephrology, Kolkata, India)
Stop chronic kidney disease in rural areas
Submitted by: O. John (The George Institute for Global Health, Research and Development, New Delhi, India)
A Successful Story of an Underpriviledged Female Haemodialysis Patient
Submitted by: T.S. Kashem (Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Nephrology, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Mehwish – Challenging the Challenges (Story of a Dialysis Patient)
Submitted by: B. Jamil (Tabba Kidney Institute- Karachi- Pakistan., Nephrology, Karachi, Pakistan)

Online voting will be open until Saturday, April 17, 2021.  The winner(s) will be announced on April 18, 2021,during the ISN Virtual World Congress of Nephrology

Enjoy watching the films, and make sure to vote for your favorite story 

Vote here

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